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12th Nov 2017: Film Screening of Poppies For Peace Films For Freedom by Simon Byrom

The Red Poppy is a widely recognised symbol associated with the Armed Forces, honouring the sacrifice of soldiers on Remembrance Day. The White Poppy, though less well known, seeks to compliment the Red Poppy as a symbol of Peace, honouring the tragic sacrifice of all life lost in war.

Poppies for peace

This powerful, thought provoking film is a tribute to: Harry Patch (1898 ­ 2009: last surviving soldier of WW1) and Tony Benn (1925 ­ 2014: the great politician of Peace)


Reflecting on the current state of the World 100 years since “The War To End All Wars” the film asks the question: “Has their sacrifice been betrayed by our failure to end war?”

 

Come along to this film screening to see the documentary and have a conversation.  This is part of a twinned event where Simon Byrom will be doing a talk about the creation of the film and the ideas explored in it on the 30th of November 2017 as a Ragged University event at Cabaret Voltaire.

 

 

Venue:

Grassmarket Community Project,

86 Candlemaker Row,

EH1 2QA

 

Have lunch at the venue!


Date: Sunday 12th Nov Time: 1pm to ­ 3.45pm

PLEASE NOTE: FILM CONTAINS ARCHIVE FOOTAGE OF WW1
& STILLS TAKEN FROM SUBSEQUENT WARS
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